This is a guest post by Leo Widrich.
Twitter’s transformation from a ranting tool to a place where high quality conversations and links are shared is becoming more evident than ever. In my case, for example, there is lots of great content I read and want to share on twitter.
However I always felt reluctant to tweet too many of the great things I read at once. This is because I didn’t want several tweets back to back overwhelming my followers with too many tweets, whilst browsing news, for example.
Because automation tools like Twitterfeed were never quite an option to me, I found a new tool, which solves this problem brilliantly for me. It lets me tweet all my awesome findings, without annoying followers.
If you feel you can step up your tweet frequency a bit too, Buffer can certainly help you. What the app simply does is it spreads out your tweets over the day. So, add as many as you want, but never clutter your followers timeline. The best thing is, you can add tweets to your Buffer right there from the page you are reading, using a Chrome extension.
Setting up your Buffer
After signing up, the first thing you do is set your times to tweet. These will remain fixed unless you change them. And at these times your added tweets, one at a time, will go out every day.
Browser extensions make Buffer “killer”
For best use of Buffer, I strongly suggest you install the right browser extension. To me this is Chrome.
Now, say you read an article you want to share. Simply hit the Buffer icon, like I did with Brankica’s post below. You then edit the tweet and “add to Buffer”. What I really appreciate is that by default the link and the post title are copied into the tweet.
Put lots of tweets in your Buffer
The only thing left for you to do is to make sure that your Buffer never runs out of tweets. In doing so you will keep tweeting your awesome updates consistently during the day.
Why using Buffer daily is awesome
After starting to use Buffer, I feel my followers are able to catch up with my tweets one at a time and are not flooded with tweets. I stepped up my frequency and most importantly made my tweeting sustainable. In return I can rake in the extra engagement and followers from my new consistent activity on twitter. I like best, that I do this, without cheating with automation software. It is still me tweeting.
I am very curious how you get along with Buffer and whether you like it as much as I do. Let me know in the comments, I will make sure to reply to every single one.
Brankica: When Leo contacted me with the guest post, I was really interested to see what this tool is about. I registered and tried it out and I really like it. There is a free version and a paid one, like everything else, right.
But the fact that I really do tweet a lot of posts I like, I found this to be really interesting and useful tool. Not only I can tweet all posts, but now I can annoy all of you less, lol. I am using a free version, just in case you were wondering :)